10 Best Australian Affiliate Programs

Hello there Sea Changers. Welcome back to my series of program lists to assist those of you looking to fund your sea change with affiliate marketing. Today we are going to take a trip down under to look at my 10 best Australian affiliate programs to take to the beach in 2021.

One of the advantages of affiliate marketing is that you can essentially market to anywhere in the world. However, due to influences such as local customs and regulations, there are often instances where affiliate marketers have a need to target a specific country.

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Before we start, the affiliate lists that I look at on this site are usually niche specific – covering everything from adult products to scrapbooking supplies – however as we are looking at things from a slightly different angle, I am conscious that there are a number of different areas or sub niches that would could look at.

So how have I picked my best 10? Well… I really just wanted to give you a good cross section of what is out there in terms of popular Australian affiliate programs so I did some searching around, checked a few out and chose them by looking at:

  • What they offer
  • Commission rates
  • Payment terms
  • Cookie duration
  • Application processes
  • Affiliate/Marketing materials provided

Before we start however, let's have a look at what I mean by the term ‘Australian' when it comes to affiliate programs…

What do we mean by Australian affiliate programs?

As mentioned above, we are steering away from niche specific programs here by looking at sites that are domiciled in Australia covering Australian products in general. That is not to say that there aren't Australian companies offering affiliate programs in just about every niche you can imagine and it also doesn't mean that you cannot promote them into other countries as well. However, the programs I have chosen below can generally allow for the following advantages:

  • Lower shipping costs
  • Supplies to meet local restrictions (power supply, servicing etc.)
  • Adherence to local legalities and regulations
  • Market known items or stores specific to Australia

So, if you are looking for Australian affiliate programs, let's check out some of the more popular ones below:

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1. Commission Factory

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Our first site, Commission Factory, is an Australian Based Affiliate Network platform that connects “affiliates to brands and brands to customers”. It deals with mainly with companies based in Australia but does branch out into New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore as well. It is a good option in that it provides access to many, many local options for affiliates who know the area and can sell them well.

Their operational functions include:

  • Reliable and accurate tracking
  • Real-Time reporting
  • Compliance
  • Full integration with most major shopping marketplaces
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This is a great program to join for those looking to cover well-known Australian brands but also has the advantage of covering some international options as well.

Commission Rate: dependent upon the company however average from 2 – 20%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes – You will need to apply to become a Commission Factory member via the entry of personal and website information and then usually to each company program individually.

Marketing material provided: Text links, creatives, banners, custom links, tutorials


2. ClixGalore

Australian Affiliate Programs - clixgalore

Whilst actually a ‘global site', ClixGalore provides an Australian based URL and service that “offer five scaled levels of program promotion and Affiliate recruitment services to our Merchants”. These services include:

  • Promotion in affiliate program listings
  • Affiliate recruitment services and promotions
  • Affiliate program control
  • Commission management
  • Shopping cart integration
  • And more
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This is a great site for those looking to assist businesses is getting their affiliate programs up and running within the Australian market with the ability to earn commissions across a number of tier levels.

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Commission Rate:

$99.50 for each ‘Corporate Platinum' Merchant referred.

$50 for each ‘Enterprise Gold' Merchant referred.

$37.50 for each ‘Business Silver' Merchant referred.

$7.50 for each ‘Bronze' Merchant referred.

$4.50 for each ‘Instant Traffic Pool' Merchant referred.

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, You will need to enter personal and website (incl. traffic levels and outline) information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners


3. Crazy Domains

Australian Affiliate Programs - Crazy Domains

Now we take a look into the Australian web hosting market with Crazy Domains. This is a one stop shop site for Australian web domains and hosting offering a “simple business platform allowing you to manage and connect instantly to cloud web hosting, email hosting, online marketing services and more”. These services are as follows:

Domains

  • Register Domains
  • Renew Domains
  • Transfer Domains
  • Backorder Domains
  • Domain Tools
  • Domain Privacy
  • New Global TLDs
  • WhoIs Domain

Hosting

  • Web Hosting
  • WordPress Hosting
  • Site Protection
  • Email Hosting
  • Email Exchange
  • Linux Servers
  • Windows Servers
  • Free DNS Hosting
  • Cloud Backup

Solutions

  • Website Builder
  • Web Design
  • Logo Design
  • Traffic Booster
  • Email Marketing
  • Fax to Email
  • Web Analytics
  • Business Directory
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There is definitely enough on this site to base an entire affiliate marketing site around if you are dealing with web hosting etc. especially within the Australian market with the ability to purchase .com.au domains as well. There is also a great blog here covering all aspects of web design and business IT requirements with a distinct Australian flavour.

Australian Affiliate Programs - Crazy Domains affiliate

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 90 Days

Application required?: No, affiliate links provided with simple account registration.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links


4. Catch

Australian Affiliate Programs - Catch

Catch.com.au. is an online sales site that exists to give “every Australian the chance to buy high quality branded products at prices they can afford”. There are over 1,2000,000 items on the site as any given time meaning I couldn't possibly list them all here however their product categories include:

All are well-known and common Australian and International brands at discounted prices.

Australian Affiliate Programs - Catch products

This site is one that you could maybe build an entire affiliate marketing business around however it would be a great companion/add on to just about any niche specific to the categories listed above – especially if dealing with budget minded audiences.

Australian Affiliate Programs - Catch affiliate

Commission Rate: up to 6% (3% for gift cards)

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not stated

Application required?: Yes, Catch.com.au's affiliate program is managed by Commission Factory. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Catch.com.au affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners


5. Wotif

Best Hotel Affiliate Programs - wotif.com

Wotif.com is an Australian site that started out offering last minute deals for hotels around the country. It has since evolved into a worldwide entity providing discounted and last minute deals to hotels and resorts all over the world as well as access to flights, activities, car rentals and cruises.

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They also deal in travel and holiday packages and for the affiliate marketers, access to hotel reviews and ‘must see' lists providing great content for your own travel related posts.

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Commission Rates:

  • Hotels – 3%
  • Flights – 1%
  • Car Hire – 5%
  • Packages – 3%
  • Activities- 8%

Payment Terms: Monthly.

Cookie Duration: Not stated

Application required?: Yes – basic personal and website information required.

Marketing material provided: Text links, widgets, banners and API.

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6. Insure and go

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InsureandGo is an Australian based insurance company that has “grown to be one of the world’s largest online travel insurance specialists covering over 1.6 million travelers a year”. They offer expertise in low cost travel insurance policies with coverage including:

  • Seniors Travel Insurance
  • Student Travel Insurance
  • Family Travel Insurance
  • Winter Sports Travel Insurance
  • Pre-existing Medical Conditions
  • Non-permanent Resident Travel Insurance
  • Pregnancy Travel Insurance
  • Natural Disasters Travel Insurance

Areas covered are on par with most international sites including unlimited medical expenses and free insurance for children traveling with an insured adult.

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This one has maybe enough to build an affiliate marketing business around however it would be a great companion/add on to just about any travel, holiday or family adventure related site as well. They also offer a decent travel alert service too for that extra peace of mind.

travel insurance affiliate programs - Insure and Go affiliate

Commission Rate: Not Stated

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, you will need to email the address on the affiliate page with details about you, your business/website, online reach and audience demographics.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners


7. Experience OZ

Australian Affiliate Programs - Experience Oz

For those looking at any niche to do with Australian tourism etc., Experience OZ is a travel based site covering tours and attractions across Australian (and NZ). They offer over “3,000 adrenalin pumping, soul-stirring, unforgettable moments” in all states including access to theme parks, wineries, adventure tours and meal options as well.

Australian Affiliate Programs - Experience Oz programs

This is a great site for those working directly within the Australian tourism niche or just about any other vacation or ‘things to do' sites too.

Australian Affiliate Programs - Experience Oz affiliate

Commission Rate: Not Stated

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes – You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text Links, banners


8. WWOOF

Australian Affiliate Programs - WWOOF

WWOOF is a cool little site the manages organic home and farm stay opportunities across Australia. Participants are given free food and board in return for 4 – 6 hours per day work in an organic host property. Affiliate income is made on the membership fee paid by hosts and volunteers to access the program.

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Obviously this site would work best as an add on to any travel, backpacker or tourism related site or for those working within the organics market as well.

Australian Affiliate Programs - WWOOF affiliate

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional strategies to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners


9. GrowthOps

Australian Affiliate Programs - Growthops

For our next site we will visit the world of business with GrowthOps. This is a good program for those working with business development and coaching within the Australian market. They offer services relative to Australian operations, legislation and Government influences including:

  • Creative
  • Digital Marketing
  • Technology
  • Coaching and Leadership

This is category list only with a large number of services under each such as advertising strategy, website and SEO, leadership development and so on.

Australian Affiliate Programs - Growthops sales blurb

This is a great site for those working within the Australian business niche with services covering local needs and influences. And as a means for finding more information for your readers or posts for your site, there is a fantastic range of blog posts covering Australian happenings, trends and so on as well.

Australian Affiliate Programs - Growthops affiliate

Commission Rate: Not Stated

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?:Yes, The GrowthOps affiliate program is managed by Impact Radius. You will be required to apply for an account then for the GrowthOps affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, Creatives, API integration


10. Amazon Associates

Amazon.com.au provides access to a good range of products across all markets and has a fairly good affiliate program as well. So if you wish, join the Amazon Associates program, locate the best products relevant to your site within Amazon itself and you can post links on your own site as per below:

Amazon's commission rates are not too bad and some prefer this avenue due to the sheer amount of traffic and trustworthiness that comes with a company site of this size. They do however off er the advantage of free postage across Australia and links to earn commission from purchases made overseas as well.

How to find your own affiliate programs

As stated earlier, by outlining the sites above I have really just tried to give you a good cross section of Australian programs. That does not mean that you cannot find affiliate programs that better suit what it is that you are trying to do within this space especially as I could never even begin to cover every requirement or sub niche in the one post. Luckily for us, there is a simple way to find these programs online.

All you need to do is enter “affiliate: niche type” into your search engine (substituting ‘niche type‘ for whatever product it is that you are choosing to sell).

Australian Affiliate Programs - affiliate list

There are Australian based affiliate programs for every other niche you may be working in as well – you will just need to have a look around until you find one or two that suit your site. For example, if you were working with cars your search would be along the lines of “Affiliate: cars Australia” etc.

Once you have completed your searches, you can look through and find programs that:

  • Relate to your niche/problems that you are solving.
  • Have quality products – your brand can be severely damaged if you promote poor quality products.
  • Have solid payment and customer service arrangement.
  • Pay decent commissions.
  • Have good testimonials covering commission payouts and quality of product.

In most cases, you will need to apply for the program before you are allowed to promote their products – don’t take this step lightly or you will be rejected. Affiliate programs will generally want to know:

  • Your website name.
  • Traffic levels.
  • Why you want to join – (so I can make money by selling your Australian beer is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
  • How you plan to promote their products.

Conclusion

So… There are my 10 best Australian affiliate programs to take to the beach in 2021. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own Australian based affiliate marketing business and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share. Oh, and especially comment if you have any experience with these, or any other programs as well.

Until next time

Have fun

Paul

Note: If you make a purchase from this page, there is a very good chance that I make a commission from it – these commissions do not increase your sale price. This may include sales made via Wealthy Affiliate.

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